Dark and Stormer | Jem and the Holograms

Bam! Pow! It’s #FoodInComics month, Fandom Foodies theme hosted by Diana @ Fiction Food Cafe – check the linkup or search the hashtag for all kinds of comic-inspired dishes!

The Jem and the Holograms comic is gorgeous – and more than just a rush of neon-colored nostalgia. The 26 issue run launched in March of 2015 as a collaboration between IDW Publishing and Hasbro. It’s radiantly illustrated by Sophie Campbell, with rocking storylines written by Kelly Thompson. The pair’s reimagined characters sparkle off the page, and are refreshingly diverse in every sense – there’s no wrong way to be a truly outrageous girl.

Stormer was my favorite Jem and the Holograms character as a kid – she’s a Misfit (I’m a misfit), but she’s the nice Misfit. She’s even better in the comic, the Kimber-Stormer storyline is the cutest, sweetest thing ever.

So of course I wanted to make a Stormer-inspired recipe. This is a super simple drink, a play on the classic Dark and Stormy, but with a blueberry-lime syrup, blue like her awesome glam hair and tropical like her Hungry like the Wolf look. It’s a lovely spicy mocktail so the kids can enjoy, but feel free to spike it with a shot of rum.

Dark and Stormer

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup demerara sugar (or sub brown sugar)
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ginger beer
  • lime slices to garnish

In a small sauce pan, heat blueberries, sugar, lime zest, lime juice and water. Heat, stirring, until blueberries are burst and pretty much disintegrated.

Strain through a fine mesh sieve and cool. Add 2-3 tablespoons to a glass with ice, top with ginger beer, stir gently and garnish with a slice of lime.

This dish was first posted for Fiction Kitchen Episode 25: JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS in which Carrie and Diana discuss the truly outrageous 80s cartoon, and the recent comic (hit!) and movie (flop). Showtime, Synergy.